Invitation to attend
Human beings play mind games. We are not talking about deliberate goading or mischievousness - but the dynamics we can get into with others which are unconscious and which leave one or more of the parties with an 'ouch!' sensation or a sense of hurt or upset.
Many psychological games in organisations are laughed off as banter, just a joke - and indeed some first degree games are the sort of teasing that might make an individual feel 'one of the gang' - but there is a line. When that line is over-stepped, and maybe the joke has gone too far or one of the players is not feeling well or has a lot on their mind - then the instigator might be surprised to find themselves turned against, had the 'rug pulled out from underneath' them.
Some company cultures are so rife with psychological games, the system is seen as toxic, and really not a nice place to work.
Let's explore and see if we can increase our level of avoiding getting into games and notice how that affects our stress levels and sense of well-being ......
Aims and intentions
This workshop aims to cover why people play games, where do they start and how do the dynamics work. How many 'players' might there be in a game, what are the features of a game and how do we stop playing. Along the way we will become familiar with an elegant method of analysing games - and we might even be able to identify the games we play too!
All the workshops on the TA Practitioner programme are conducted online.
Participants receive a comprehensive workshop paper prior to the workshop, in order for them to read and reflect on the TA subjects which will be discussed online. This means that the brain is already making connections even before the workshop takes place!
The five hour workshops will then provide an opportunity for discussion of the theory, time to ask questions, make links, work on activities to stimulate thinking and to work out the ways in which to apply the learning to your professional practice, or your own personal development.
Lynda Tongue is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the organisational field. She qualified at this level in 2013, and has delivered workshops from Nashville to St Petersberg. She is passionate about sharing the concepts of Transactional Analysis with coaches, trainers, teachers, consultants - anybody who has an interest in helping others and personal development.